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I have now been watching JBJ for two years now and although I think he is good defensively, I seriously believe Ben and Larry seriously overestimated his hitting capabilities. He did not look good last year, did not hit in Spring Training this year and does not look good at the plate this year. I think management made a serious blunder in letting Ellsbury go to the Yankees. Ellsbury was a proven comodity unlike JBJ.
I really hope I am wrong but with the loss of Ellsbury and JBJs struggles, this team looks like it is going to need a Herculean effort on the part of their pitching staff because the offense is serious going to struggle to score runs. Management needed to either trade for a hitter or sign a free agent hitter. You now have lost Saltalamachia's production in the lineup as well and Pierzinski looks like he is done both defensively and offensively as well.
And yes, losing salty was a big hit.
Salty "like Ells" wasn't a huge loss if the others pick up the slack. With Vasquez and Swihart both having a pretty good shot at being starters Salty had no career in Boston and I won't miss the poor throwing/mental errors.
well, with AJ you will see him swing at everything and is just an average defender. Has a decent arm and that Vet presence as well as being a solid pitch framer. I think its a wash with the two personally.
Its nice to see JBJ getting that offense going. I really like him playing RF while Vic is out. His tremendous jumps on balls as well as his howitzer for an arm play well out there. If he keeps hitting he will force the Sox to make a move.
I NEVER want to see Nava in RF in Fenway ever again. He can play LF very well and has learned to play the wall pretty good too.
If JBJ stays in a groove offensively while already playing better defense than Gomes or Nava and adds more speed to the lineup keep him up. I feel it would be a huge mistake for his confinence to send him back to the minors when Shane returns.
I would trade Gomes, Carp or Nava